05 August 2011

Hood To Coast Movie Giveaway Madness!

Hood to Coast

Hood to Coast

Many of my readers know about this but an equal number have no idea about the wild insanity that is the Hood to Coast Relay.

I have to admit that when I entered the Nuun contest to become a member of their team, I had no idea myself! I just knew that I missed being a part of a team and that I had a very strong sentimental attachment to the places Mount Hood, Portland and Seaside due to many childhood trips there with my now-deceased dad. After winning a spot on Nuun's all-female, all-blogger team to run in "the mother of all relays," I finally watched one of the trailers for the Hood to Coast Movie.



Whoa.

Just freakin AMAZING!

Suddenly I got it. I understood why it has earned its nickname of "the mother of all relays" and couldn't wait to see the whole film and run the race.

Whether you have ever run, currently run, have always wanted to run, or have never had any interest in running... this movie and this event are incredible. If you fall into one of those last two categories, you may find yourself propelled unwittingly up off the couch and out in the streets, running! I got this sense from just the trailer... check it out here...


Hood To Coast Movie Trailer from Film For Thought on Vimeo.

I am getting so super excited.

Reading other blogs and articles about the race in general and my part in particular are proving invaluable in terms of providing a glimpse of what I am in for, motivating me to keep my chin up in the face of adversity and make this sucker happen for myself, as well as giving both humor and good sense to the process of preparation AND participation.

I loved this link to a description of what it is to be Van 2... which I am. Jason Effman's writing is right up my alley. I was nodding and laughing the entire read... and even more excited to get up to Oregon :) And the series in the blog 110 Pounds and Counting written by Lisa Eirene, who also ran the twelfth leg, will be so incredibly helpful... I am so grateful to her for chronicling her experience.

I just crossed the milestone of 400 GFC followers! And as promised, now that I am at 404 I am hosting a giveaway of this amazing film... Hood to Coast Movie! It can be yours for freeeeeeeeeeeee!

Here's how to play:

  1. you MUST be a GFC follower of Taking It On, and I need to be able to see your little picture thingy over there in the grid (doesn't have to be you but you have to follow publicly)... that is the only mandatory thing for entering the giveaway... the following are bonus ways...
  2. say something encouraging to me about running in this thing! (+1)
  3. tweet about this giveaway (+1)
  4. facebook share about this giveaway (+1)
  5. become a liker of Taking It On's Facebook page (link via badge on sidebar) (+1)
  6. let your readers know about this giveaway on your blog (+1)
Please do post a separate comment for each entry method! Entries will close at midnight on August 15, 2011, so you have 10 days to figure out what awesomely inspiring thing you want to tell me! 

Remember....

You've gotta play to win!

The winner will be chosen at random at some point on August 16th... after my husband gets back from his 10-day European jaunt... for real... yes, leaving me home to wrangle 4 kids by myself! And yes, he went with my blessing :)

Many thanks and much luck to all who choose to play!

Disclaimer:  This movie will not be given to me by anyone. I have pre-ordered this movie and paid for it with my own money. It costs a lot more than the usual Target discount flicks I giveaway because I am so excited about Hood to Coast and so unbelievably appreciative that you... all 404 of you and counting... follow my blog :)  Thanks to all of you!

61 comments:

  1. I saw that movie in the theaters & it ROCKED!! I wanna win this and have a "runner's viewing" at my house! Your encouragement... Run it for me!! I so wish to be in your shoes.

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  2. One foot in front of the other, one mile at a time- soak it all in and just do it. Give yourself no other option but to make it happen-keep it simple and belive i yourself.

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  3. You make me laugh! :)
    I don't want in the contest but just wanted to say that these relays are nothing but fun (and tiring, but we'll just go with fun for now :))....you will have the time of your life. Take tons of pictures!

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  4. I can't wait to see this movie and experience it with you!

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  5. am I a follower....please! yes of course

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  6. Ok encouragements:
    My friend...you can do this...If little blond lady with a lot of make up and the heart monitor in the movie can do this, YOU CAN! You gave birth 4 times, this is going to be NOTHING! Imagine this chance you have; you will be part of something epic. Your kids will be able to appreciate how cool their mom is by seing the movie and knowing that this year YOU are a part of this crazy thing. I wish I was going with you. This can only be a positive experience!
    I so regret that I did not try for this team!!!! Now you go and represent our AG!!!!

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  7. 1. I follow you, of course.

    2 - 6. N/A. I'm willing to test my luck with one vote.

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  8. I'm a follower. And I'll be glad to take Patrick's 2-6.

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  9. This is going to be such an amazing experience for you!

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  10. And I liked you on facebook.

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  11. This will be an experience of a lifetime! You will have an absolute blast. And hopefully we'll get to meet somewhere along the route - if nothing else, I'll see ya in Seaside!

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  12. Already was a follower but something encouraging about the run...hmmmmm....honestly, it's gonna be freaking awesome. In all ways. Even the pain and tiredness will be awesome. Gosh I honestly can't wait!! :)

    I think my biggest concern is that the food in the van won't be good. haha.

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  13. Some encouragement for you: You've got this run in the bag, lady! Just keep moving and enjoy every minute! (Sounds like the race of a lifetime!)

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  14. I'm a follower on FB and here. I also want to say something to you personally. Woman!!! I see you comment on lots of blogs I read ( but am too lazy to comment on) so I know you read lots of blogs. I want you to know I appreciate you taking the time to comment on mine even though I'm a laaaaazy ass blogger & commenter. So thank you!

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  15. And thanks for not making me type some dumb ass code word to enter a comment. That just pisses my lazy ass off! Oh, and run like you've got turbo jets in your shoes! Kick ass!

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  16. I'm a follower, (Although a bad commenter!)

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  17. Words of encouragement: it's just like any other run you've trained for - kinda anyhow. Have fun and bring back tons of memories! :)

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  19. I'm following, just from a little greater distance these days.

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  20. I am a follower. I'm liking you on facebook. I'm posting this on my facebook page too. Plus I think it's awesome you're doing one of the best relays in the world. You're going to do amazing!!

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  21. You will rock it & will have so much FUN doing it!! Yayyy!

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  22. I have always heard such fun great things about Hood to Coast, you are going to ROCK IT!

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  23. i know that you are going to have an awesome run(s). You are with an awesome group of bloggers/runners and they will help get you through. What a great women's running moment!!

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  24. I'm hoping to be out there cheering on you and all the other Nuun girls on race day!

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  25. It is an amazing experience you will love! The new friendships you make are the best part of the whole thing.

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  26. So, right NOW I figure I have a 1 in 43 chance of winning this thing. Should I increase my chances?

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  27. Let's go for 2 in 44 chance of winning and say that even though the HTC is the grand-daddy of relays you still only have to run one out of every 12 segments. So, just minimize the amount of time on one's feet and you should be HTC'ing it in style!

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  28. I like numbers so let's make this 3 in 45 (or 1 in 15) chances...There's a nice FB share waiting for you.

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  29. Don't use Twitter, but this is another comment for 4 out of 46, right? Boycotting my blog, so a sidebar don't make much sense, but it's the thought that counts, right?

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  30. I am a fb fan of TIO.
    (now that I've typed that out it makes me think of CIO. I'm not sure how to interpret that....)

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  31. Something encouraging:
    You will rock this. For so many reasons.
    With your personal connection with your legs-or at least your last leg-your heart will pull you along. For your first leg, excitement will get you through it, and that middle leg, well, just the sheer goofy happy-go-lucky insanity of it all should do it for you.
    And if all else fails, you will be encouraged by the beautiful places you get to run. (While you think of me doing a trail relay that weekend, through the back hills of my town, with no shade, and laugh maniacally that you get some shade and mild temps while I bake to death and think of dragging you out here to do it with me sometime!)
    Wait-was that encouraging or discouraging?

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  32. I like you before the give away, doesnt that make me extra special?

    I want to see this movie, dont want to buy. If I win it, honestly, I will watch it, then pass it long. you know, pay it forward, I am big into that

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  33. Well, my usual motivation is "remember you paid to do this" but I think this was free, if it wasnt, then "Remember you paid to do this" but if you didnt pay, then, hmmmmm, ohh, ohhhh, ohhhh, I got it.

    "The more you run, the less drama you will have to deal with in the van"

    Thats gold, isnt it?!?!?

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  34. Run it and love every minute of it! those of us on the east coast would loooooove to run this!!!!!!!!! let us know every detail!

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  35. Something encouraging - I think you are an amazing woman, mother, and runner. I can not WAIT to meet you at HTC in less than 2 weeks!!! :)

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  36. I shared this on Facebook - {will run for margaritas}

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  37. You got this girl! I will be there supporting you the whole way!!

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